Tour For Humanity visits Bayview Glen
"Fear should not guide our humanity". Simon Wisenthal
The much anticipated Tour For Humanity bus pulled up in front of our Moatfield campus this morning for a day full of compelling discussion and learning. The mobile classroom is so in demand, schools are booking visits two years in advance. The programme is run by the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies with the goal of talking to as many people as possible about diversity, democracy, and Canadian civic rights and responsibilities. Not only was this a powerful learning opportunity for our students, the themes and subject material connect directly to the Grade 10 curriculum. The creators of the mobile human rights education center hope to empower Canadians to raise their voices and take action against hate, intolerance and bullying.
Tour For Humanity is a refurbished RV that operates like a state-of-the art studio. The 30-seat theater has multiple screens with a high-tech sound system. It cost $1.2 million to conceive, design and build. The bus travels throughout the province providing education on historical events including the holocaust, slavery, Japanese internment camps and Canadian residential schools for First Nations children.
Since it was launched nearly four years ago, the tour has delivered interactive programmes, to more than 50,000 students at 315 schools across the province.